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Palacio de Cortes

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Address: Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 5 5153480
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Description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés...
This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.
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Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City

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This museum has lots to see and experience. The building itself is half the attraction, as it has been well preserved and utilized. Absolutely great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Scotland, South Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This museum has lots to see and experience. The building itself is half the attraction, as it has been well preserved and utilized. Absolutely great!

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Denver
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

From the remains of an ancient pyramid to the leather outfit worn by a gaucho, there's a lot of history here. Unfortunately, only half of the exhibits are explained in English, so I could only deduce what some of the stuff was. But the piece de resistance was the mural by Diego Rivera. Beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The museum is located near the Zocalo (central place). The building itself is a piece of work (ancient palace and 1st civil building in latinamerica). The museum retraces the prehispanic history of the area (ground floor rooms) and the conquista in the first floor. Very interesting museum.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very good Museum. The exhibits are well displayed with excellent descriptions in English. For us the highlight was the Diego Rivera murals, illustrating Mexican history, both pre and post Cortez days. This is a must visit museum, just for the Rivera murals, which are a world treasure. Nice view of the City from the upstairs.

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The main attraction is the building itself. If you are a history buff, it's thrilling to walk around a building that dates back to the 1550s and belonged to Hernán Cortés. Regardless of what you think about the man's role in the conquest of Mexico, it's interesting to see how the Spanish lived in the 16th century, and how this... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Built in 1535 by Hernan Cortés, the palace is one of the oldest European-style, civil constructions in the Americas, but is executed in Renaissance style. The series of arches of the central terrace, the battlements, and the thick walls are the most representative aspects of the original construction. It is said that this residence looks much like the mansion built... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I adore Diego Rivera's murals and can sit and look at them for a very long time. The Palacio has several rooms with museum-type artifacts, but, for me the Diego Rivera murals are the highlight.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Is a must see, is right there in the middle of the city, it was build by the request of Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico, and later was use by Maximiliano. Today is a museum and has beautiful Murals painted by Diego Rivera, which I love because it describes the history of Mexico.

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Lexington, NC
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have always been a huge fan of Diego Rivera and the fact that his artwork is displayed in this museum is amazing. It was always a dream of mine to visit this historical site and it was definitely worth the trip. The palace has been beautifully preserved and the artifacts are extremely interesting. We chose to pay a tour... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Definitely worth an hour or two for a visit if you are in Centro. Lots of interesting things to see from the history of the area. Most of the signs are in Spanish but one main one in each room has English as well. The building is great and there is a room detailing the additions and renovations over the... More 

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